SciAps X-550 XRF Analyzer
SciAps X-550 XRF Analyzer
SciAps X-550 XRF Analyzer
SciAps X-550 XRF Analyzer

SciAps X-550 XRF Analyzer

Pine Item #52361

This X-550 is the most dynamic XRF in the market! HUD-accepted for lead-in-paint detection.

The SciAps X-550 sets a new performance standard for handheld XRF. It is the lightest, fastest, most articulate X-ray gun ever made. It delivers the small size, blazing speed, and high precision of the SciAps X Series in a perfectly balanced device. It is fast on all alloys, including aluminum. It is HUD-accepted for residential and commercial lead-based paint analysis and documented in the Performance Characteristic Sheet (PCS). The X-550 uses the industry’s most powerful X-ray tube. The unique geometry and tube power optimize performance for low atomic number measurement applications including sulfidic corrosion (low Si), phosphorus and sulfur, and aluminum alloys, as well as for residuals analysis per API 751 and 5L specifications. 


No radioactive isotopes: Greatly reduces the burden of owning and controlling radioactive materials and costly replacement.

Highest levels of accuracy: No substrate corrections, no inconclusive ranges or tests, even for action levels as low as 0.5 mg/cm2.

Fastest tests: Test in 2-6 seconds, and never lose speed over time. Quick Mode preferred for PCS types of testing, and Timed Mode for industrial lead paint testing. Delivers PMI for most alloys in 1-2 seconds with excellent precision.

The Cloud, Connectivity, and Android: Built on Google’s Android platform for real-time data exporting.


HUD-accepted for residential and commercial lead-based paint analysis

Alloy analysis

Soil analysis

Mining and mineral analysis

Industrial lead analysis

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Weight2.98 lbs. with battery
Dimensions8.5” x 9.5” x 2.4”
PowerOn board rechargeable Li-ion battery, rechargeable inside device or with external charger, AC power, hot-swap capability (60s max swap time).
Display2.7-inch color capacitive touchscreen — 400 MHz Qualcomm Adreno 306 2D/3D graphics accelerator.
Comms/Data TransferWifi, Bluetooth, USB connectivity to most devices, including SciAps ProfileBuilder PC software.
SecurityPassword protected usage (user level) and internal settings (admin).
RegulatoryCE, RoHS, USFDA registered, Canada RED Act.
Excitation Source5 W X-ray tube. Typical: 40 kV, 200 uA Rh or Au anode. Anode choice depends on what other apps users may want to add.
Detector20 mm2 silicon drift detector (active area), 140 eV resolution FWHM at 5.95 Mn K-alpha line.
X-Ray Filtering5 position filter wheel for beam optimization.
Processing Electronics and Host Processing1.2GHz quad ARM Cortex A53 64/32-bit, RAM: 2GB LP-DDR3, Storage: 16 GB eMMC (storage).
Pulse Processor12 bit with digitization rate of 80 MSPS 8K channel MCA USB 2.0 for high-speed data transfer to host processor. Digital filtering implemented in FPGA for high throughput pulse processing 20 nS – 24 uS peaking time.
Environmental Temp. Range10°F to 130°F at 25% duty cycle.
CalibrationLinear or quadratic lead calibration with absorption and depth corrections.
Calibration CheckExternal 316 stainless check standard for energy-scale calibration verification. NIST 1.04 mg/cm2 lead paint standard on wooden substrate block for PCS calibration check standard, with other lead levels available for alternative action levels.
Analytical Range32 elements standard, specific elements vary by app. Additional elements may be added upon user request.
Available AppsAlloy, Geochem (Mining), Empirical, Environmental apps. Lead in paint app based on HUD-accepted PCS standard.
Grade LibraryStandard library contains 500+ grades, no practical size limit. Multiple libraries supported, grades may be added on analyzer or via PC software package (ProfileBuilder).
Manuals, Data Sheets & Software